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john allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan was on track to become nato commander until the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. brie
the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets where they never fi
john allen and jill kelley, a former liaison at u.s. central command. it described the tone of some of the emails as flirtatious. >> might you right now is, let's see what the investigation turns upper and what the congress and the committees are able to determine as to what exactly took place. when >> kelley's brother said she has done nothing wrong. what she is very dedicated says something like this is just a fluke. what she had complained to the fbi several months ago about receiving threatening emails from paula broadwell, a biographer of david petraeus. petraeus resign dollar friday and. >> this was a personal indiscretion, as far as we know. why someone would be personally indiscrete is their own problem. whether they would do that in an e-mail is beyond my imagination. >> the search her home friday night. general allen has denied any wrongdoing in the white house as the president still has faith. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to this country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> pour natoma intended ombudspersons as general
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petitions to secede from the u.s. the petitions cite the declaration of independence as permission for the people to institute a new business -- a new government. the to doesn't fall presidential election in the rearview mirror, some people -- the 2012 presidential election in the rearview mirror, some people already thinking about 2016. martin o'malley is seen as a possible candidate. secretary of state hillary clinton is a clear favorite in the caucuses. governor o'malley did not do well in that scenario, but he could do better if the secretary does not run. people also shows the governor gets a number of not sure answers when people are asked if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him. we will explain. plus, a man tries to prank his friends in a movie theater. >> covering the nation, in ohio, three children, other on goal, and their grandmother died as a result of a murder-suicides -- and their uncle, and their grandmother died as a result of a murder-suicide. a terrifying prank in colorado plans a 17-year-old boy in police custody. he showed up to the theater wearin
with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. they're reviewing the conduct of the first agent who reviewed jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a mess. with hearings to come, this can only get larger from here. we beg
increases and spending cuts when the u.s. economy is not capable of sorting it. >> we ask what that means for your wallet. >> for the average person, it means as the year and rolls around, you will end up paying more. >> nearly 90% of u.s. households could see their taxes go up around $3,500 next year. >> the impact would be pretty substantial. >> couple that with the cuts to domestic programs and defense. >> think of the coffee shop across the street from the plant that makes weapons. impact everything from yourthe ripple n communities, families, workers. >> the uncertainty could even have an impact on holiday sales. >> a lot of people are anticipating this going into the holiday season. people may reduce their holiday buying. >> the fiscal cliff could cause the economy to slide back into recession and raise the unemployment rate to 9.1%. >> the bottom line is, markets already saying, we are not sure what is happening here. the ultimate irony is this would have happened regardless of who got elected president. >> president obama is urging congress to act to avert this fiscal cliff. he is
, which serves as a base for one the strongest jewish communities in the u.s. >> and next month governor o'malley will travel to israel for the third time. this time he says he's taking his son. >> now, your 11 that weather plus forecast with meteorology john collins. >> really nice today. didn't make it to 70 degrees, but very, very nice. cold front coming out to the west. that's responsible for the nice conditions we've had, because the southerly flow ahead of that front brought the mild temperatures. as the front gets closer we'll see some changes. doesn't look like it will be in here during the day tomorrow, so we'll still be on the warm side of things. but by tomorrow night into tuesday we'll begin to see the changes the front is bringing to illinois. you watched that game this evening in chicago and you saw all that rain. there's even snow west of chicago right now involved with that system coming in. as the game was getting near the end the rain was getting a little more intense. for us 66 was the high today. typical is 58. above normal, but not quite to 70. a few places may have ma
>>> good morning. breaking news. military misbehavior. overnight reports that the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just
on the u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. nbc news confirmed patras' conducted his own investigation. >> i do not see how in the world you could find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus does not testify. >> still trusted by many in washington, he is in a unique position to shed light on benghazi. lawmakers want more information on the investigation and want to know why there were not briefed until the general resigned. >> and for our sunday morning "q&a", elijah cummings stop by to discuss his election. during his interview, we asked what he thought of general petraeus's resignation. >> what i noticed in these investigations is you start off with certain conclusions, and a lot of times a factor not match the conclusions. we need to wait and see. you can bet your bottom dollar this matter will be thoroughly investigated and we will come up with the answers, but right now we just got to concentrate on making sure our military is supported, that we get out of afghanistan, and that we take care of our troops. >> congressmen cummings also commented on the fiscal cliff. he's for th
by information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between the general and paula broadwell were indicative of an extra marital affair. nbc news tried but was unable to reach paula broadwell for comment. in his resignation letter, the general revealed he had showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. law enforcement sources tell nbc news that the general is not under investigation and that they don't expect their inquiry will result in criminal charges. patreus was the man who turned around the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's a figure here people respected. >> but an affair that could have been embarrassing for any other public servant appeared to be a career ener for the man trusted to keep the nation's secrets. >>> 5:07. coming up, the family of an accident victim is worried about a state law that could help an alleged drunk driver avoid conviction. the all new investigation when we come back. >>> the black and silver come to town. how the black and purple are getting ready for today's home matchup. >>> but
this morning as a four-star u.s. general has been demoted for inappropriate behavior on the job. job william kip ward, former head of the u.s. africa command, has been stripped of a star for allegedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. ward will have to repay the government $82,000. >>> another major recall this morning from toyota as the auto giant pulls some 2.7 million cars worldwide. the recall involves faulty steering and a water pump problem on some prius models but no reported accidents have been linked to these issues. just last month toyota had to recall some 7.4 million cars due to a fire risk in the power windows. >>> let's head to wall street struggling over the last few years. cnbc's courtney reagan over at the stock exchange. >> reporter: an impending tax cut expiration and spending cuts are top of mind for wall street. ceos of a dozen cops will meet with president obama today to discuss the looming fiscal cliff. among those attending the meeting, the ceo of aetna, american express, ge, ford, pepsi and walmart, urging washington to
lawmakers during private hearings on friday, that he believed all along the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the obama administration initially described it publicly. representative peter king of new york said petraeus had briefed the house intelligence committee on september 14, and he does not recall petraeus being so positive at the time that it was a terrorist attack. he thought all along that he made it clear there was terrorist involvement, king said. that was not my recollection. so senator feinstien, did petraeus contradict himself or has he contradicted the white house's version of events? >> we have a transcript of that meeting on that day. and petraeus very clearly said that it was a terrorist attack. and outlined who he thought might be involved in it. so any -- >> this is right after the attack? >> that's the day after the attack. i think there's no question about it. what has concerned me about this is really the politicization of a public statement that was put out by the entire intelligence committee, whi
, there will be stormy weather in the central part of the u.s. we have nice stuff with high pressure providing really good conditions. 59 to 64 today. partly cloudy skies. with the exception of that morning possibility for a sprinkle or shower, it's a small chance but it's there. south winds at 5 miles an hour. we go into the extended outlook, seven days worth. tomorrow, 60 to near 70, good football weather and tomorrow is veterans day cell breaking day and we should honor veterans. monday, some of you have the day off. after dark, showers may move in. higher rain chances on tuesday and behind that, chillier temperatures. the woman had to be rescued on friday after falling into the river at new york's niagara gorge. she was clinging to rocks near niagara river's whirlpool rapids a few miles downstream from niagara falls. rescuers carried her to a sheriff's department's helicopter. she was airlifted to an ambulance and taken to the hospital and is expected to be ok. >> the governor's task force steps in to help reduce the costs of mega-storms on consumers. >> many are calling 2012 the worst on record
to do the whole job, lysol's got you covered. >> you've got the u.s. marines in afghanistan. >> in honor of my grandfather. >> in honor of my great grandfather. >> thank you to the veterans today and the ones that came before us to help make our nation free. [ applause ] >> welcome back to our special salute to the troops show. we're proud to have so many brave men and women. i will gladly admit that there are some things the government does really well with national defense at the top of the list. but when you find yourself in a situation where we are at now, that's a problem. i'm a stock guy. i hate to pontificate about politics. it's supposed to be private. but with the fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year, politics actually matter. i am urging leaders to rise above partisan politics and solve this dire situation. the last time was in the summer of 2011. that was no fun time to be an investor. now the senator makes sense to stocks that could, just bring the register on some. with a moment like this, what you really so let me talk to you about something that is actually fun. if a
panetta is standing behind general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and the latest military official to get caught in the widening scandal following general david petraeus' resignation. allen faces allegations that he may have exchanged, quote, inappropriate correspondence with jill kelley, a florida socialite whose complaint of e-mail harassment from petraeus' alleged lover brought the whole scandal to light. allen had been set to replace petraeus in afghanistan, but his nomination is now on hold amid the widening investigation into the affair. the scandal's likely to come up at president obama's news conference today. nbc news will have live coverage at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> a house committee beginnings hearings today on the nationwide meningitis outbreak and how it might have been prevented. officials say about 440 people have been sickened by contaminated steroid shots from a massachusetts pharmacy. more than 30 deaths have been reported in a background report this week. congressional investigators say the fda wanted to halt production at that pharmacy a d
down overnight. we're live in london. and the growing number of families here in the u.s. stocking up for a doomsday scenario. but first this is "today" on nbc. >>> just ahead, remember the video of the dragon baby? watch out. he's live in our studios. >> after your local news. [ male announcer ] we all like things how we like them, even medicare drug plans. that's why walgreens pharmacists will help you find the plan that works for you. and now that we're a preferred pharmacy with four of the top medicare drug plans, you can save even more money on your prescriptions. no arguments here. stop by for your free walgreens medicare review by december 7th right here at the corner of happy and healthy. by december 7th right here some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morni
. general david petraeus was whisked to capitol hill friday to testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. due to the fire storm surrounding his life, reporters were blocked inside the building to "spare him embarrassment." >> general petraeus's briefing was comprehensive. i think it was important. >> reporter: but his testimony is raising more questions for some congressional leaders. lawmakers say petraeus testified that the cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the september 11 benghazi assault, a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice gave in the days after the incident. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction. >> reporter: some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified, in part to conceal the role that terrorists played, and therefore not included in the talking points rice was given. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda
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